I recently started watching the series Brothers & Sisters on Netflix. I know this show has been off the air for some time, but I had never watched it. I started with the pilot and I am currently up to somewhere in season 3. If you have never watched the show, it chronicles the life of the Walker Family of Pasadena, California. The show is really about the interaction of the five siblings and has a pretty good cast (Rob Lowe, Calista Flockhart, Sally Field, etc.). Watching this show is one of my "guilty pleasures". I can watch it on my tablet and each episode is about 40-45 minutes. I sneak it in whenever I can! Usually while folding laundry! The show sometimes does remind me of my own brother & sisters - which is maybe why I like it! Our family has much less drama of course (I'm sure my mom will disagree!). There are four siblings in my family ranging in ages from 32 -45 and we are all very close. We are siblings, but we are friends too and do get together on a regular basis for everything from family dinners, to sibling happy hours to weekend get aways.
I too have four kids. Right now they are quite young, ranging in ages 3 -7, but as they get older I am watching friendships develop along with their own secret language and ways of doing things. My twins definitely have a little "twin-speak" going on, but it is nice to see that this special way of communicating and finishing each other's sentences includes all the kids. Many years ago a family friend commented that whenever my siblings and I got together it was in many ways like a secret club and that they often felt left out. We never meant to exclude anyone, but I do hope that my kids have their own secret club and continue this on as they become teenagers and adults.
Have a great evening!